Summer Fruit Coffee Cake

Summer Fruit Coffee Cake Wallace's Garden Center

The best coffee cake with a fruity twist! INGREDIENTS FOR THE STREUSEL: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar Pinch of fine salt 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE BATTER:  1 stick butter, at room temperature, plus more, for the pan 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon…

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How and When to Aerate Your Lawn

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Before your lawn goes into hibernation, follow these tips for aerating and caring for your grass.   Autumn is approaching: a time to cozy up by the fire and enjoy the changing of the seasons. But before you get to pull on your favorite cozy sweater, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get…

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Spring Chicken Soup

spring chicken soup Wallace's Garden Center

Use up your summer-harvested vegetables in this simple chicken soup! INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/2 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces 2 zucchini, cut into half moons 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. oregano Kosher salt Freshly ground black…

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Mums 101

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Mum’s the word! Read our secrets for getting your mums planted now and how you can help them survive the winter.   While planting chrysanthemums (mums) is usually done in spring, it’s not too late to plant them now and cross your fingers for beautiful blooms for next spring and summer. Use our guide to…

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Seasonal Berries Cake

Seasonal Berries Cake Wallace's Garden Center

Treat yourself to the fruits of your labor with this tasty dessert! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups…

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Keep ‘em Green—How to Water Trees in the Heat

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Save the trees! Try these watering tips to help your trees get through extreme heat.   Get your sunglasses on and stay hydrated! When the extreme heat is shining down, it’s more important than ever to learn some watering tips for your trees. Read our guide for ways to water properly to keep your trees…

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Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

corn avocado tomato salad Wallace's Garden Center

Whip up this simple salad with fresh summer veggies from your garden. INGREDIENTS: 3 ears corn, preferably yellow, shucked  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper  1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved through the stem  1 Holland orange bell pepper, cored, seeded, and 1/2-inch-diced  1/2 cup medium-diced red onion 2 jalapeño peppers, seeds and ribs…

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Pretty Planters for August Heat

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Try these tips to give your garden the green light to keep growing during the summer heat.   The summer heat and harsh rays of the sun can take a toll on your beautiful plants. Protecting your potted plants and container gardens from the heat can be tricky, but doing so can lead to a…

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The Fastest Growing Evergreens in the Midwest

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Plant these fast-growing evergreens to create style, add privacy, and invite wildlife to your backyard.   The humble evergreen shouldn’t be overlooked! Plant fast-growing evergreens to create privacy, shelter, and an invitation for wildlife to visit all year. The year-round charm of evergreens is a must-have for every landscape—even if you only have room for…

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